Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Texas

US court rules Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking on its platform

Three women who say they were forced as teenagers into prostitution by online abusers will now be allowed to go forward with a suit against Facebook.

Over 150 staff at US hospital fired or quit over vaccine ruling

One of them says she has chosen not to get vaccinated as she 'only has a 1% change of dying from the virus', among other reasons.

Judge dismisses vaccine lawsuit from US hospital workers

Judge rules that Texas law only protects employees from refusing to commit a crime, and 'receiving a Covid-19 vaccination is not an illegal act'.

Health workers in US state suing hospital that required vaccinations

They say the hospital's demand is illegal so long as the available vaccines have received only emergency-use authorisation from US health authorities.

Texas declares official disaster over effects of ‘open-border’ migrant crisis

Open-border policies have allowed dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into border communities, says the governor.

US state to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Texas already has some of the most liberal gun laws in the country and has more than 1.6 million handgun licence holders.

Biden says gun violence epidemic ‘has to stop’ as Texas shooting hits headlines

Biden calls shootings in the US an 'international embarrassment'.

Bizarre suicide note from Bangladeshi brothers in US who slaughtered their family

The Instagram suicide note began by saying, 'Hey everyone, I killed myself and my family.'

Biden tells migrants ‘don’t come’ as criticism grows

In February, the US Customs and Border Protection agency arrested about 100,000 people at the southern border, a 28% jump over January.

Trump’s US-Mexico border wall, a promise kept?

The controversial wall between Mexico and the US is said to have brought down arrests for illegal activities and forced traffickers to use more easily spotted or riskier routes.

US Supreme Court dismisses Texas suit challenging election result

The Supreme Court says Texas 'has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections'.

Texas and California, the current US Covid-19 record holders

Winter is approaching and health officials are making extra efforts to contain the spike in cases over the last few weeks.

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